Assessment :: SPoRT LIS: Soil Moisture
(2014, August – October)
The SPoRT-LIS was assessed by the NWS forecast offices at Huntsville, Houston, and Raleigh to determine its utility for drought monitoring and assessing areal flooding potential. The final report summarizes the use of the SPoRT-LIS soil moisture output fields during the August to October 2014 assessment period, highlighting how the product was applied during weekly contributions to the U.S. Drought Monitor and used during potential flooding situations.
Full title: Assessment of the 3-km SPoRT-Land Information System for Drought Monitoring and Hydrologic Forecasting
Product(s): 0-10 volumetric soil moisture, 0-10 cm relative soil moisture, 0-200 cm relative soil moisture, 0-200 cm relative soil moisture weekly change.
Date: 2014, August – October
Region: South, Southeast U.S.
Need(s) Addressed: Analysis of soil conditions and their impact to drought and areal flood potential.